10.0857 CDs? NotaBene? multimedia poetry?

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 23:08:04 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 857.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Hartmut Krech <kr538@zfn.uni-bremen.de> (21)
Subject: CDs?

[2] From: gaichele@adrian.adrian.edu (7)
Subject: NotaBene file conversion

[3] From: FOITJA@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu (13)
Subject: multi-media poetry

Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 09:59:30 +0200
From: Hartmut Krech <kr538@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

From: kr538@zfn.uni-bremen.de (Hartmut Krech)

The preservation of documents for posterity has always been a
primary concen of humanists. CD-ROM burning technology seems
to offer the long-awaited solution to many conservation and
preservation problems. But, while information on commercially
available CD-Rs is stored by a process of physical impact and
ideally will not change through time except due to physical
force, home-burnt CDs are recorded by a process employing dyes
which are more easily subject to alteration, as we all know.
Therefore a durability of between ten and one hundred years
is given for home-burnt CD-Rs.

My questions to list members who are more knowledgable than I am:
are there any external criteria by which one can identify high-
quality CD-Rs of high durability, disregarding brand name and
price, which are no guarantees whatsoever ? What should buyers
look for ? As with all photographic materials, dyes may fade
even in darkness, though slower. Is storing temperature worth
considering as well ?

Thank you for any relevant information.

Dr. Hartmut Krech
Bremen, Germany

Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 18:07:53 -0400
From: gaichele@adrian.adrian.edu
Subject: NotaBene file conversion

I'm looking for software to convert NotaBene files to either WordPerfect
or Word format. I realize NB files are ascii but I'm tired of manually
adjusting every indent and underline, not to mention the formatting codes.
I used to use Software Bridge, but my copy is not up to date and as far as
I know, it is no longer being made.

Any suggestions?

George Aichele

Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 12:11:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: FOITJA@miavx1.acs.muohio.edu
Subject: muti-media poetry

hello again,

I have received a research grant to study how multi-media
applications might create new forms or styles in poetry and fiction, and
the university library and the local Barnes & Noble seem to be devoid of
material. About the only thing I have so far is <Semiotics and the
Philosophy of Language> by Umberto Eco; I was looking for something a
little more speciffic and recent.

I was wondering if anyone knew about any books that have been written
about semiotics with respect to the web, or on-line publishing in general.
Books on web aesthetics or principles in mixing text, graphics, video and sound
would also be helpful (if they exist).


Adam Foit
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio